Barry Bonds Says Ichiro Could Win The Home Run Derby If He Wanted To

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Here’s a Barry Bonds interview from a few weeks ago that aligns eerily well with the baseball sensibilities of a few Deadspin staffers. There have been tales of Ichiro’s monster batting practice dingers for a few years, and Bonds here confirms that Ichiro can still slap ‘em all around the yard.

This week, Bryce Harper and Mike Trout have both confirmed that they will not participate in the Home Run Derby. Ichiro will most likely never give a home run derby a chance, but good lord, I would love to see him go for it.